Nancy Lenk â Deputy Director AFSCME Local 1644, explains the attempt by Atlanta to turn Grady, a public hospital, into a privatized entity. Topics: privatization, public, labor, union, AFSCME, Atlanta, USSF
Nancy Lenk â Deputy Director AFSCME Local 1644, talks about the negotiations over the march route for the opening rally of the United States Social Forum (USSF). Topics: USSF, United States Social Forum, AFSCME, labor
Members of immigrant rights organizations from around the country speaking out against the âimmigration reformâ proposals that were being discussed in the U.S. Congress earlier today at a press conference held at the Immigrant Rights tent at the USSF. We received word later in the day, that the reform proposals in Congress were defeated â to the relief of everyone here. Topics: immigrant, labor, justice, rights, ussf, United States Social Forum
Stewart Acuff, Organizing Director for the AFL-CIO, speaks at the Workers’ Rights in the Global Economy Plenary at the USSF. Always a powerful speaker, Acuff talks about a re-invigorated labor movement in terms rarely heard by officials of such high rank in the AFL-CIO. Acuff continues to be one of the best leaders in the organization. In particular, Acuff calls for the AFL to develop closer relationships with “non-traditional” forms of organizing workers. A really exciting speech. Topics: labor, ussf, united states social forum, afl-cio, worker, rights, labor express
Gerald Lenoir of the The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), talks about immigrant rights as part of the larger struggle for racial justice at the Immigrant Rights Press Conference at the USSF (United States Social Forum). Topics: immigrant, labor, justice, rights, African-American, Black, BAJI, ussf, United States Social Forum
Ai-Jen Poo of Domestic Workers United (DWU) announces the creation of a national coalition of domestic worker’s organizations at the USSF. This is one of the most powerful labor speeches I have ever heard. Ai-Jen talks about the domestic workers movement as providing new spirit and direction to the entire working class movement. DWU and the other domestic worker organizations represent some of the best labor organizing going on today. Topics: labor, ussf, united states social forum, domestic workers united, worker, rights, labor express,...
Alexis De Simone with Casa of Maryland, one of the organizations involved in organizing domestic workers, talks about their work and the decision at the USSF to form a national coalition of domestic worker organizations. The national gathering of domestic workers organizations at the USSF was one of the highlights of the forum, and perhaps the most important labor movement development at the forum. Topics: labor, ussf, united states social forum, domestic workers united, worker, rights, labor express,...